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Exploring The Pros And Cons Of Keyless Door Locks

by Maëly Richard

The protection of your home from would-be robbers is one of the most important things in most people's lives. This is why keyless entry might be a good option for your home. It can also be a great way for hotel and rental owners to secure their buildings as well. Before calling a locksmith and having keyless locks installed at your home or place of business, consider the pros and cons to decide if it is the right type of lock for you.

The Pros of Keyless Entry

The most obvious perk of a keyless entry system is that you don't have to use a key. This means the key can't get lost. Multiple family members can also get in without having to rely on each other for entry or without having to deal with making an extra key for everyone. If you own a restaurant or multiple rentals this eliminates the hassle of having to get keys made and keep up with which keys go where.

If you look at it from a positive perspective, you save time and money related to making new keys and going out to recover keys from your customers or the rooms they have stayed in. This also is a good way for check-in time to be any time. Imagine being the owner of a smaller hotel. If you offer keyless entry, you do not have to physically be at the hotel in order to rent a room or cabin to someone.

The Cons of Keyless Entry

Unfortunately, there are several cons to having keyless entry for your home or place of business as well. While it is secure way to get into the home, people can easily look over your shoulder and see what your code is. The code is the only thing they need to come back when you are not home and get inside. The same goes with a hotel or place of business. Anyone with the code can gain entry. Fortunately, this is a downside you can prevent by getting in the habit of changing the code on a semi-regular basis. Just try not to change the code on a set schedule or have a few codes you rotate in and out of using. If you have any kind of pattern to changing the code, someone could figure it out.

Weighing out the pros and cons is the easiest way to figure out if a keyless lock is right for your home or place of business. Once you've decided, a locksmith can help you with the installation.

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